Hey everybody, I hope this video finds you well.

And I hope you’re not burned out because that’s a topic for today. How do we keep ourselves from burning out?

Over the last twelve months, it has felt like we’ve been burning the candle at both ends, and I’m not sure if that’s the the back to back Zoom calls or making lots of decisions about things we’ve never had to make, like when to bring our employees back from COVID, where I’m at, not wear a mask. So if you start to feel yourself a little burned out, what do you do to pull yourself back in the game?

So I thought I’d share a few things that I do. Again, not saying that all of these will work for you, but just a couple of items that might get you back in the game. So I will share with you. The first thing I do is get a little extra sleep. I’m not a big sleeper. I only sleep probably five or 6 hours a night. But I do force myself to either go to bed a little bit earlier, stay in bed a little bit later, or just turnoff the light a little earlier and just relax and rest. So try a little extra sleep. The second thing I’d invite you to do is go for a walk. So I walk almost every day, not just for LinkedIn.

I try to get in about 25 to 45 minutes a day. It’s not timed. I’m not setting any records. I’m just out in the fresh air with my own thoughts. I try not to take any electronics. I try not to answer the phone. I don’t listen to music.I just walk. And I think the little bit of exercise and the fresh air does me wonders. But that leads me to the third thing, which is exercise. And I’ve been exercising probably habitually for the last 15 or 20 years, but sometimes just an extra workout day, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, maybe it’s an hour. That little bit of extra sweat and hard work in something that is not work related. Sometimes just getting it out on the map, so to speak, makes me feel much better.

So I invite you to do a little exercise.

Doesn’t have to be strenuous, just a little bit of exercise to get your body flowing. Maybe think a little bit differently. So exercise. I’d also invite you to spend some more time doing any hobby that you do. For those of you that have a hobby, whether that’s crafting or photography or writing or reading, spend a little extra time on yourself just doing your hobby.

So I’m curious, what do you do to keep yourself from burning out? I’d love to see some comments in the comments below.

Take care and good luck. Bye.

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